History Funny / McAuslan

13th Jul '16 2:20:09 PM MadCormorant
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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[ICallItVera A medieval cannon]][[DontExplainTheJoke weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh Castle is presented and made absurd all at once:

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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[ICallItVera A medieval cannon]][[DontExplainTheJoke cannon]] [[DontExplainTheJoke weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh Castle is presented and made absurd all at once:
13th Jul '16 2:18:55 PM MadCormorant
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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke A medieval cannon weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh Castle is presented and made absurd all at once:

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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke Meg]]''[[note]][[ICallItVera A medieval cannon cannon]][[DontExplainTheJoke weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh Castle is presented and made absurd all at once:


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--> Haud on, sur... Ah mean, 'scuse me. Wid ye mind repeatin' that?
13th Jul '16 2:14:22 PM MadCormorant
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* The colonel discovers that his clerk at headquarters can't read a map, and mandates that the next Education Period (which, being set after a lengthy period of "physical exercise" at the beach on a Friday afternoon for [=MacNeill's=] platoon, generally turns out to be a snooze-fest unless debates devolve to politics or religion) be devoted to getting the troops to know how to use a map and compass. [=MacNeill=] poses a question to the assembled platoon: if a particular wall in the room was north, which way is southwest? Everyone points in the right direction in unison--except [=McAuslan=], who points to the ceiling. [=MacNeill=] is wondering just how in hell [=McAuslan=] had figured that one, before realizing that no, [=McAuslan=] isn't pointing where he thinks is southwest--''he's just raising his hand to ask a question''.
22nd Jun '16 11:58:10 AM MadCormorant
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* After the battalion redeploys back home, the newbie battalion commander encourages all his officers to play golf, taking advantage of a nearby course. How do the padre and the medical officer play golf? With a hip flask. By the end of their game the padre is off collecting wildflowers, and the medical officer is lying on his back in the rough singing Kishmul's Galley.
2nd Jun '16 2:03:17 PM MadCormorant
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** The raucuousness of being awoken by such a fierce tune causes [=MacNeill=] to think the Battalion has begun another Scottish Rising, or that the [=MacLeods=] have come to settle the score with his kith and kin. Another junior officer, in partial wakefulness, confuses the event for the Americans accidentally dropping a nuclear weapon.
2nd Jun '16 1:58:58 PM MadCormorant
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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke A medieval cannon weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh castle is presented and made absurd all at once:

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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke A medieval cannon weighing more than 6.5 metric tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh castle Castle is presented and made absurd all at once:
2nd Jun '16 1:58:16 PM MadCormorant
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* After the battalion football team scores the winning goal against [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint at which point another person in the box comments on his excessive celebration]].

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* After the battalion football team scores the winning goal against [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights moves to light a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint at which point another person in the box comments on his excessive celebration]].
19th May '16 1:27:49 PM MadCormorant
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* After the battalion football team defeats [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint at which point another person in the box comments on his excessive celebration]].

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* After the battalion football team defeats scores the winning goal against [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint at which point another person in the box comments on his excessive celebration]].
19th May '16 12:30:33 PM MadCormorant
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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''--an ancient cannon ''weighing more than 6.5 metric tons''--from Edinburgh castle is presented and made absurd all at once:

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* "Guard at the Castle" begins with a description of the inverse relationship between the importance of the thing/person being guarded and the amount of rigmarole that goes into standing guard over said thing/person. The idea of someone trying to steal the ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mons_Meg Mons Meg]]''--an ancient Meg]]''[[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke A medieval cannon ''weighing weighing more than 6.5 metric tons''--from tons]][[/note]] from Edinburgh castle is presented and made absurd all at once:
19th May '16 12:24:03 PM MadCormorant
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* After the battalion football team defeats [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, at which point another person in the box comments on his [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "excessive celebration"]].

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* After the battalion football team defeats [[spoiler:the Royal Navy team]], [=MacNeill=], trying to be cool, lights a cigarette but [[EpicFail fails miserably]]: he sets his own sporran alight and leaves the audience box he's in full of smoke, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint at which point another person in the box comments on his [[ComicallyMissingThePoint "excessive celebration"]].excessive celebration]].
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